Browsing Father Tony's Writings

Attend Your Precinct Caucus on February 6th!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/24/18

4th Sunday of Ordianry Time, Year B

Attend Your Precinct Caucus on February 6th!

In the USCCB document, “Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility” – the point is made that we ultimately get the candidates we deserve and the treatment of the issues by them that we ... Read More »

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/16/18

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B                   Jonah 3: 1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31; Mark 1: 14-20

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Dark clouds overshadow the beginning.  John the Baptist had been thrown into prison by King Herod, the tyrant.  Yet, Jesus cried ... Read More »

What Are You Looking For?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/10/18

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSamuel 3: 3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1: 35-42

What Are You Looking For?

In our gospel Jesus asks us a breathtaking question, “What are you looking for?” These words call us to search our desires.  Jesus is drawing us to ... Read More »

The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/02/18

The Epiphany of the Lord, Year B

Everyday Stewardship My mother-in-law was the best gift-giver I ever knew. One could say my parents spoiled me growing up, but there was something about her gifts to me that made me feel overwhelmed. I guess it was that after several years ... Read More »

God’s Light Has Appeared

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/15/17

Gospel Reflection

God’s Light Has Appeared

The Gospel for the daytime Christmas Mass is one of the most solemn texts of Holy Scripture: the so-called Prologue of John’s Gospel.  They are words that announce in stately language a mystery, the original mystery of the world; they are words illuminating ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/15/17

Gospel Reflection3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday derives its name from the opening prayer of the Mass for this day, where we pray, "Gaudete in Domino semper" (Rejoice in the Lord always). So in the midst of Advent fasting and devotions, we rejoice because the time we have been ... Read More »

2nd Sunday Of Advent

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/15/17

Gospel Reflection2nd Sunday of Advent

"People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him." John the Baptist commanded quite a crowd. What was the attraction? Was it his unusual appearance-clothed in camel's hair? Perhaps it was his bizarre eating habits-feeding on ... Read More »

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/29/17

Gospel Reflection, First Sunday of Advent, Year BIsaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37

ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE "Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come." On this First Sunday of Advent, Jesus gives us a wakeup call. This is no ... Read More »

The Real Presence of our Lord in Our Lives

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/17/17

Gospel Reflection, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year AEzekiel 34: 11-12, 15-17; 1 Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28; Matthew 25: 31-46

The Real Presence of our Lord in Our Lives

As I look back on my life, I realize that I have a lot to be thankful ... Read More »

Taking Risks with God’s Gifts

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/17/17

Gospel Reflection, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AProverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6; Matthew 25: 14-30

Taking Risks with God’s Gifts

Today’s parable tells us that our preparation for the Lord’s return must not be passive.  Rather we must use the gifts and talents that ... Read More »